2006 ICAST Lure Coverage
ICAST Coverage Day 3 (Lures) - Who's the Mac Daddy of fishing lures?
Siementel is well regarded and respected trophy bass angler out west. In fact,
his largest bass to date is 19.5lbs and he has over 270 10+ pound bass to his
credit. When he saw us approach the SPRO booth, he could hardly contain his
enthusiasm for the new swimbait he designed for Spro, the BBZ-1. Available in
three colors and three different actions, this eight-inch, double jointed bait
promises to be the next “big” thing in swimbaits.
When it comes to big bass Bill
Siementel is a swimbait expert, and he used a lot of what he knows about
targeting lunkers in this new swimbait design
Bill has drawn from his over 20 years of
experience chasing trophy largemouth and fine tuned each and every aspect of
this lure from its angle of descent (sinking models only) to its position as it
sits on the bottom to its swimming action as you pull it off the bottom, to its
swimming motion as you work it back to the boat.
The BBZ-1 took over 2 years to
introduce from prototype to mass production
This swimbait as been
designed to handle a variety of presentations not the least of which is being
trolled, burned across the surface, or worked like a jerkbait. You name it and
this swimbait can probably do it.
The matte finish on the flat
rainbow is quite unlike any other swimbait out there
The three available
finishes are silver, flat rainbow (a matte finish) and the standard, rainbow
trout. It features a soft, yet durable rear section and a hard plastic
fore-body. The transition between the lure's body to the softer tail is probably
the best we have ever seen. This soft tail is designed to take plenty of abuse
from fish and is designed to remain intact after countless casts. With most
swimbaits this is the biggest area of concern.
The transition from hard to soft
portions of the bait is fantastic
The lures will be available
in floating, slow sinking, and fast sinking models, allowing you to pick the
right lure for your targeted strike zone. The lure features weighting in the
different sections and these weights double as noisemakers when the lure is
retrieved. On top of all these features, retail price on this bait is projected
at only $40 per lure. The BBZ-1 is a versatile swimbait for all applications,
and if we had to pick the best overall swimbait offering at the show this would
Bill holds up the Flat Rainbow and
silver BBZ-1 swimbaits
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